Nottingham City Transport has placed an order for 48 Yutong E12 and E10 electric zero emission buses as it looks to fully electrify its fleet over the next four years.
These are the first zero emission battery electric buses for Nottingham City Transport, which has worked with Pelican and Yutong to develop a high specification bus.
The vehicle is fitted with full colour front destinations, luxury trimmed high backed seating, new swept hand poles, illuminated bell pushes, and an electric air conditioning system for maximum customer comfort.
NCT is currently undertaking a comprehensive familiarisation programme for its drivers and engineers.
The balance of the order will be delivered in two further tranches, with twelve due in April 2024 and the remaining twenty-four in March 2025.
NCT has set itself a target to replace all of its remaining diesel buses in the next four years.
David Astill, NCT’s Managing Director said: “We have been impressed by the flexibility and enthusiasm offered by Pelican and Yutong to build a bus with coach-like comfort to a challenging specification set out by the NCT team.”
Ian Downie, Head of Yutong Sales at Pelican Bus & Coach added: “The Nottingham team have challenged us to produce a customer centric vehicle, and we are extremely proud of what has been achieved.”